Joe Koch profiles Fox Chapel track standouts Brandon Mitchell and Brian Papich.
(Photo: Fox Chapel's Brandon Mitchell has overcome some health hurdles early this season to be a force on the track once again. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"Two seniors likely will play a big role in how well the Fox Chapel Area High School boys track and field team does this spring in the sport's Class AAA arena.
But for one of them -- Brandon Mitchell -- the season will be a bit shorter than the ones experienced by his teammates. Mitchell received a favorable X-ray on April 7 to determine if his right collarbone has properly healed from a break that took place at an indoor track meet in March at Edinboro University.
The next day, Mitchell had solid efforts in a tri-meet against North Allegheny and Seneca Valley, running a time of 39.6 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles and the 200-meter dash in 23.6 seconds.
At the Butler Invitational this past Friday, he won the 300 hurdles in 38.72 seconds, and finished eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.90 seconds. He also ran the third leg on the Foxes' 1,600-meter relay team that captured first place with a time of 3 minutes, 28.98 seconds."